A blog from the past:
Know that God is a God of hope. Know that He will work out your problems for some good, unseen as it is now in your life. Know that He has reasons beyond what you may ever know on this earth for the dark days you are facing. Know that He will never leave you or forsake you.
Three years ago, we planted sunflowers around the perimeter of our vegetable garden. Aaron was SO happy that Gary and I had finally agreed to grow these giant flowers. Aaron had wanted sunflowers for a long time. They did not disappoint as they grew and grew and grew that first summer.
Last year, Gary and Aaron planted some of the seeds that Gary had harvested from our first sunflower crop. Again, the mammoth flowers grew steadily and gave us much beauty to enjoy.
This year we decided not to plant a vegetable garden. Time constraints during the planting season, very late winter weather, some traveling, and severe drought caused us to make this decision.
One day, though, we noticed some plants emerging from the soil. Sure enough, we soon realized that our sunflowers had returned. We hadn’t planted a single seed this year. These were volunteer sunflowers that had sprouted…
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